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How many calories on a low carb diet?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by googlegoss, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    This is my favourite website about LCHF diet because it's visual, it's simple and you can find what you need to eat within about 2 minutes of reading. If you want to learn more about LCHF and your body you can read further down, there's lots of info there.
     
  2. JMM

    JMM Type 1 · Active Member

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    I am desperately trying to lose weight with low carbs and exercise, but it isn't coming off quickly. I read an article in yesterday's Daily Mail about exercise. Roughlky speaking it is ........ Do 30 secs of exercise, (making yourself out of breath) rest for l minute and then repeat three times. This should be carried out 2 or three times a week followed by Green Tea, and stomach and visceral fat is much reduced. I am trying it. Is anyone else?
     
  3. GraceK

    GraceK · Well-Known Member

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    I started low carbing in August and was waiting for the weight to drop off me as it has with other people, but no, 3 months after virtually NO carbing I'd still only lost half a stone where everyone else had lost 2 stone! However, everyone assured me that I should just keep going with the low carbing and the weight would start shifting again and lo and behold it did and I began losing about 1-2lb a week steadily and am still losing. I don't do much exercise at all because I have asthma which gets worse on exertion so I was really pleased to see the weight start to come off again.

    I've heard of the method of short burst of exercise as you describe, it seems to be popular now rather than long, arduous bouts of exercise, which makes perfect sense to me. Good luck with it and let's know how you're doing. :)
     
  4. mat1977

    mat1977 · Newbie

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    Hello, the amount of calories you need depends on many factors: your age, current body weight, height and level of physical activity. This can be calculated using various equations e.g Harris-Benedict equation. This value can then be adjusted, depending whether you want to lose and gain weight.
    As carbs are rich on calories you will definitely cut calories by cutting carbs. By cutting carbs be careful not to eat excessive amount of fat to replace the missing calories as fat are equally damaging to your health.
    A diet should always be balanced and consist of all three components: fat, carbs and proteins.
     
  5. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That intense short bursts exercise regime has been shown to improve fitness rapidly from a very low base over 12 weeks or so, but it it will not aid in weight loss very much over the long run as it is using anaerobic energy systems rather than aerobic. For those that are already moderately fit to fit it has no benefit.

    To lose weight there really is no substitute for manageing diet to a slight calorie deficit and exercising moderately for an extended period several times aweek i.e. 45-60 minutes if you can manage it.

    If you are starting from a very low base go for 20-30 mins to start and build from there.
     
  6. Paulabetts

    Paulabetts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OK I am T2 diabetic weigh 15.5 stone aged 59 low carbing Joined the gym just over a month ago and weight loss has been zero. attending between 3-5 times a week for min of 90 min session doing mainly cardio but recently included weights been told by the gym staff I am not eating enough to allow weight loss please help I dont eat fried food or meat
     
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